It is said that if you continue to work while sitting for a long time, it will cause various damages to your body. In addition to increasing the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, it also causes back pain and stiff shoulders.
In order to avoid this risk, the number of people who use standing desks and work standing up is increasing in the United States and other countries. However, as the number of standing desk users has increased, the drawbacks of standing up and working have become apparent. That is, the burden on the legs and knees is heavy. In addition, the human brain is equipped with a system that constantly thinks about "how to make it easier", and this system keeps thinking about a comfortable "standing posture" in the background, which reduces work efficiency. It seems that it may end up.
The leaning chair "Lean Chair" was developed to solve these problems. The developers say that "Lean Chair" is the "ideal work environment".
With "Lean Chair", you can reduce the strain on your legs and knees by about 25% compared to when you work standing up. For example, if a person weighing 250.2 pounds stands and works, the legs and knees will be burdened with 250.2 pounds. But if you lean on the Lean Chair, the strain on your legs and knees is reduced to 189.3 pounds. This reduces the risk of knee injury.
On the other hand, unlike sitting in a chair, it is less likely to be stooped, so it does not put a strain on the shoulders and hips and does not impair blood flow.
Sales are scheduled to start around November 2015. The selling price is $ 295. When shipping the initial lot, the sales destination is limited to the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, there are no plans to sell it in Japan at this time.